"BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)
Volume 1 – 17 (complete); volumes 24, 27, 30, 35, 36. Los Angeles : Bruce of Los Angeles, 1956 – 1966. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (some lightly rubbed), pp. [48 – 54 various]; photographic illustrations. A substantial collection of the first volumes of a beefcake magazine dedicated to the male figure by renowned photographer Bruce Bellas …
HILLERSBERG, Lars; SVEDBERG, Lena; DE GEER, Carl Johan, et al.
Stockholm : Puss, 1968-1973. A complete set of twenty-five issues; number 1 (January 1968) – number 24, (1973), plus the unnumbered English language issue Puss International (1969 or 1970). Quarto (nos. 1-21 and the unnumbered issue) and folio (nos 22-24), stapled, all issues illustrated with original artwork in the form of satirical cartoons and photographic …
A sale exhibition of contemporary works of art at Butterfield & Butterfield Warehouse and Art against AIDS – On the Road, a public art project. May 18 – June 18, 1989 to benefit the American Fountation for AIDS Research and AIDS Minority Health Initiative, Institute Familiar de la Raza, Inc., San Francisco AIDS Foundation. New …
WITKIN, Joel-Peter et al
Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel-Peter Witkin, Duane Michals, Robert Frank, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, August Sander, Lee Friedlander + Jim Dine, Rene Magritte, Shuji Terayama, David Hockney, Christian Boltanski. Tokyo : Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996. Exhibition catalogue. Quarto, paper wrappers, unpaginated, illustrated. Text in Japanese. Signed by Joel-Peter Witkin in red ink. “Joel-Peter Witkin …
[Paris : Underground Press, 1970]. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated. A photographic artists book where essentially a game of strip poker devolves into an orgy. A variant cover is printed in pink and has the publisher on the upper wrapper. This variant has no details at all about the publisher, and as such, we believe …
MOORE, Al (? - 1991)
[New York] : Esquire, 1949. Calendar, ringbound, 12 sheets with pin up girls, fine, in original illustrated envelope (a little worn). Esquire was first issued in October 1933. Al Moore succeeded Albert Vargas in painting luscious pin up girls for the male readership and annual calendars. Scarce
RENAY, Liz [DOBBINS, Pearl Elizabeth, 1926-2007]
Portland, OR : Playlark Productions, . First (and only) edition. Octavo, photo-illustrated wrappers, 157 pp, black-and-white photographic illustrations (all featuring Renay) throughout; a fine copy. Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins (1926-2007), known as Liz Renay, was an American author and actress who appeared in John Waters’ film Desperate Living (1977). ‘The phrase “Blonde Bombshell” conjures images of Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield …
TOM OF FINLAND et al.
Los Angeles : AMG, 1955 – 1971. 15 issues (an incomplete but substantial run beginning with vol. 5, no. 4 through to vol. 20), octavo, pictorial wrappers, each approximately pp. 32, black and white photographs, one issue with burn marks along spine. Together with : Athletic Model Guild’s Nude Wrestlers & Wrestling Information Catalog, vol …
Toronto : Jonathan Pollard, [c. 1980]. Quarto, boards made from recycled cardboard, lettered and with labels, pp. , illustrated. “A comic / magazine for penance, macho posturing and ritual purification” – the magazine. A single copy recorded on WorldCat (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Kunstbibliothek)
[McKUEN, Rodney Marvin "Rod", 1933-2015]; AZTEC SERVICES PTY. LTD.
Also titled: Aztec Services Pty. Ltd. (Kenn Bodziak, Managing Director) presents the first Australian tour of Rod McKuen, March 1972. Quarto, pictorial wrappers, staple bound,  pp, b/w/ photographic illustrations, double-page music notation for As I Love My Own; a fine copy. Programme for American singer-songwriter and poet Rod McKuen’s 1972 Australian tour. A cultural …
AUDEN, W. H. (1907 - 1973)
New York : the Fuck You Press, 1965. First separate edition. Quarto, printed wrappers, pp. 12. Limited to 300 copies, 10 additional deluxe editons in three variations also printed. The platonic blow, sometimes known as The gobble poem, is an gay erotic poem which graphically describes an act of oral sex between two young men. Originally composed in 1948, …
Toronto : Health Publications Publishing Company, 1939. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 32, numerous photographic illustrations of nudist and naturists, mainly attractive young women, some men also. The first issue.
JAMES & CO.
(Reprinted by arrangement). Vol. 1 [Outdoor Studies]. Liverpool, U.K. : James & Co., [c.1930]. Small quarto, original German publisher’s pictorial wrappers with title Zurück zur Natur. Eine Sammlung von nackt Studien. Band eins. (Frei Luft Aufnahmen), staple bound,  pp, all full-page black-and-white photographic plates, being studies of the male and female nude; a very …
North Hollywood, CA : Frimac Productions, 1964. First edition. Series: Nite Time Book #112. Trade paperback. Duodecimo, pictorial wrappers (front wrapper with original price sticker with price blacked out), 160 pp; top-edge of text block with stamped price and another price blacked out; internally clean and sound, a very good copy. ‘She was a desirable …
Los Angeles : Data-boy. 1973. Newspaper, pp. 40, reviews and advertisements for the Los Angeles gay social scene.
San Francisco : Mecca Publications, 1973. Broadside newspaper, old central fold, pp. 24, illustrations. A holistic look at gay life in San Francisco in the early 1970s. Includes articles ‘Gays elected to CDC positions [California Democratic Council]’; rulings from the California Supreme Court preventing police from spying on activity taking place in a public restroom, …